Easier, More Comfortable Childbirth with Hypnobabies

Hypnobabies® is a 6-week, 3-hour per week complete childbirth education course. Eden Birth offers the Hypnobabies® course weekly for expectant mothers in the greater Nashville area.

Registration is currently open for courses that start as early as May, 2018.

Our May classes will be held in Spring Hill on Sunday afternoons. Moms from Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Thompson Station, and all over Middle Tennessee are welcome to join the Sunday class from 2pm – 5:30pm, or Thursday class from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Each class has a limited number of spaces left.

Private classes are available any time, by appointment only.

May Classes
  • Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm, 5/17 – 6/21
  • Sundays 2-5pm, 5/20 – 6/24
July Classes
  • Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm 7/12 – 8/16
  • Saturdays 10-1pm, 7/14 – 8/18
September Classes
  • Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm, 9/4 – 10/9
  • Fridays 6:30-9:30pm, 9/7 – 10/12
October Classes
  • Sundays 2-5pm, 10/14 – 11/18
  • Mondays 6:30-9:30pm, 10/15 – 11/19

What is Hypnobabies?

Hypnobabies is a fully comprehensive six week childbirth preparation course, based with permission on Master Hypnotherapist Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program”.   Rather than just relying on relaxation or guided imagery, our students are taught to use “eyes open hypnosis”, so they’re able to walk, talk, and move about, while remaining deeply in hypnosis and remaining very comfortable.

Students retrain their minds to perceive normal childbirth sensations as pressure, squeezing, or tugging or pulling sensations through reading a weekly lesson from the student workbook, listening to Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations daily, and daily practice using hypnosis scripts.  The hypnosis taught in Hypnobabies is the same medical grade hypnosis used by those unable to use anesthesia for dental or surgical procedures, allowing students to develop and direct their own hypnoanesthesia to increase comfort during birthing time.

What to Expect

Because Hypnobabies is a fully comprehensive childbirth preparation course, there’s no need to take any other childbirth preparation course.  We have it covered!

Because Hypnobabies is all about retraining the mind to perceive birth as a safe, easy, and comfortable experience, we ask our students to not take any other classes while taking the Hypnobabies course.  Other courses teach “pain coping” and “pain management” techniques, and the language used in these other courses is counter to the Hypnobabies message.  Taking another course simultaneously can hinder a Hypnobabies student’s ability to retrain the mind to perceive birth in a positive way.

This is a six week course, with each class lasting 3 to 3.5 hours.  Prior to the first class, students are given two pre-class hypnosis tracks that they’re asked to alternate listening to daily, the week prior to beginning class.  These tracks help the students to begin deprogramming negative associations about childbirth, being learning deep hypnosis, give confidence in the ability to have an easier and more comfortable birth, and create a Special Safe Place where the Hypno-mom can go to feel safe, and to meet and spend time with her baby.  Students will be asked to bring pillows, blankets, a birth ball, or whatever they feel they need to make themselves comfortable for in class hypnosis practice each week.

Birth partners, are, of course, welcome, and encouraged.  Some women do not have a birth partner, or the birth partner may not be able to attend for various reasons.  This is ok!  Many women have successfully used the Hypnobabies program without having a birth partner present for class.

Students will be given:

  • A student workbook, containing the reading material for the course
  • A hypnosis script booklet
  • A Birth Partner/Quick Reference Guide
  • Weekly Handouts
  • Audio hypnosis tracks

Class Outline

Week 1:  Learning to Create and Prepare for an Easier, More Comfortable Birth, The Power of Words, Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing, Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy, How the Mind Works; How Hypnosis Works, Confident, Fear Free Pregnancy, Hypnosis practice “Learning Self-Hypnosis” hypnosis script

Week 2:  Staying Healthy and Safe During Pregnancy, Healthy Diet, Belly Mapping, Pregnancy Exercises, Intro to Stages of Birthing Time, “Creating Anesthesia” hypnosis script

Week 3:  Your Birthing Choices, Your Choices during Pregnancy, Types of Medical Induction, Your Choices during Childbirth, Your Choices during Pushing, Getting What You Want in Your Birth Experience, Birth Preferences, “Hypnotic Childbirth #1” hypnosis script

Week 4:  Your Guess Date, Baby Engages in Your Pelvis, Signs of Your Birthing Time Beginning, Maintaining Comfort During Birthing Time, Release of Membranes, Timing Pressure Waves, Reminders for Your Early Birthing Time, Your Birthing Day, Internal Vaginal Exams, Using Your Hypnosis in the Moment, Preparation for Comfortable Pushing, “Hypnotic Childbirth #2” hypnosis script

Week 5:  One Centimeter an Hour?, Transformation Stage, Comfortable Mother-Directed Pushing, Mother-Directed Pushing Suggestions, Hypnobabies Technique Practice

Week 6:  Birth Rehearsal, Create a Postpartum Plan, Mother and Newborn Care, Newborn Procedures, Create a Newborn Baby Care Plan, Typical Newborn Characteristics, Breastfeeding Benefits Babies from Top to Bottom, 7 Ways Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers, Breastfeeding Overview, Overview of Maintenance Schedule

Group Class

$350
$350
  • 3 Spaces Available per Class
  • See Class Calendar

Private Class

$400
$400
  • Class Held in Couple's Home
  • By Appointment Only

Contact

Want to know more about Hypnobabies? Interested in joining an upcoming class, or arranging for a private class? Full out the contact form to start the enrollment process or to get more information.

Eden Birth

Hi!  My name is Summer Watt, and I’m a mom to five awesome kids.  I work part time as an ICU nurse, and I look forward to bringing Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis to Spring Hill.

I’ve always been drawn to natural childbirth.  Completing my OB rotation in nursing school confirmed this for me, even though I was still a few years away from having kids at that point.  When I found out I was pregnant with my oldest child, I began exploring natural childbirth methods.  I had seen an episode of “Dateline” on women using hypnosis for childbirth several years before, so I began searching the internet for hypnosis for childbirth.  A mom in a parenting group had used the Hypnobabies Home Study program and encouraged me to give it a try, so I did.  I used the Home Study program for my first three pregnancies, and took a class with an instructor for my fourth (I will even be taking the class again with another instructor to prepare for baby #5’s birth).  The nurses at my fourth birth told me I should become an instructor, because the program was working so well for me!

Hypnobabies has been a huge blessing to me in all five of my pregnancies.  The program has given me confidence in my ability to give birth to my babies in an easier, more comfortable way.  I look forward to helping other women to have easier, more comfortable births with Hypnobabies!